Wednesday, February 27, 2008

PCT International Applications: China Ranks Number 7, Huawei Ranks Number 4

A WIPO press release stated the following statistics:

Again China is part of the top 10 countries that had the most PCT (Patent Convention Treaty) international applications.
  • 2003 1,295
  • 2004 1,706
  • 2005 2,503
  • 2006 3,952
  • 2007 5,456
In 2007 China's PCT International applications were 3.5 percent of all PCT international applications; between 2006 and 2007 the amount of PCT international applications grew by 38.1 percent.

Huawei ranks number 4 PCT applicants

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. ranked number 4 in the top 50 of PCT applicants. Like a shooting star this Chinese telecommunication device producer rised 9 places. Huawei's PCT applications published in 2007 were 1365, this is 790 applications more than in 2006.

Head tip to the prolific Mr Jeremy Phillips of IP Kat.

1 comment:

Gil said...

Huawei's probably just playing the same game we did over at Foxconn: large numbers of applications done to order to show potential investors what an innovative company they are. Hell, half of their patenting team is head-hunted from Foxconn - their campuses in Longhua, Shenzhen are right next to each other. People really need to get this through their heads - quantity is not the same as quality. Look at how much money they make from licensing and the ratio of patents to utility models and you'll get a much more realistic view of how much innovation is going on in a company.